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Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

With two new "Stagefright" vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn't simple.<p>Two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google's Android mobile software by the same security company that found a whole series …

Information Security

Android 6.0 Marshmallow set to roll out October 5, according to Telus

According to Canadian mobile service provider Telus, Google is planning to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 beginning Monday, October 5th. We already know that Google is holding an event on Tuesday, September 29th, where the company will most likely announce its two …

Nexus

The greatest myth about phones is that you are in control

In the human-machine relationship, you, fellow <i>Homo sapiens</i>, are commonly designated as the owner, operator, or otherwise dictator of the subservient device in your possession.<p>Consider, however, the reality of your relationship with your phone. First of all, it knows everything about you. It reads …

Google sends mystery gifts to those who found all 151 Pokémon in Google Maps

When Google announced the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge for April Fools’ Day, I immediately opened the app on my phone and began my hunt for little …

Android News

With Microsoft's Project Spark, Anyone Can Build A Video Game

Microsoft wants gamers build their own worlds—playable game worlds, in fact. Microsoft’s Project Spark, in open beta now for Windows 8 and the Xbox One, splices together a Minecraft-like sandbox with actual developer tools, enabling budding game makers to actually build a playable game from scratch …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?<p>Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who …

Miley Cyrus

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Mozilla's Lightbeam for Firefox Add-on Shows How Sites Are Tracking Us

Mozilla, makers of the Firefox browser, has released an add-on called Lightbeam for Firefox which presents a visualization of your browsing history and analyzes which applications are tracking or monitoring you online and how they are connected.<p>The company had previously released an experimental …

Apple’s iPhone Event: Everything You Need To Know

Apple just held a splashy press event in several global locations to launch its new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Did you miss it? Here’s everything you need to know.<p>Apple, as it promised, has just managed to “brighten everyone’s day” with a big news conference that revealed the iPhone 5S and the iPhone …

Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 launching October 17th

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1 will be arriving on October 17th (well, in the US, anyway), confirming an earlier rumor of a mid-month launch. For some reason, the company's specified an exact release time of 12am on October 18th in New Zealand, which is 4am PT or 7am ET on October 17th. …

Not Just for Mobile Anymore: Flipboard Magazines Come to the Web

The social magazine app Flipboard made a name for itself by being one of the first reading apps to take advantage of the iPad’s form factor upon its …

Apps

This Pillow Glows When Your Long-Distance Partner Goes To Bed

Romance is complicated just by itself, and when you add distance to the equation things rarely get easier.<p>This is where Pillow Talk comes in.<p>Pillow Talk is an Internet-enabled pair of pillows that talk to each other anywhere in the world. When your long-distance paramour is sleeping, your pillow …

How Microsoft Wants To Empower Gamers To Create Worlds With “Project Spark”

With its upcoming Project Spark, Microsoft hopes to give you the tools to create your own epic adventures or just little games to waste time, and to earn recognition worldwide as you do it.<p>Children use their imagination to build worlds all the time. Now with Microsoft’s help, they—and their …

Remixes

Dell powers up three new Alienware gaming laptops

Up for sale as of Tuesday, the lastest editions to the Alienware lineup offer Intel's Core i7 "Haswell" chip, up to 32GB of memory, and support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi.<p>Dell has beefed up its Alienware series with three new laptops equipped with some seriously high-end specs.<p>Unveiled on Tuesday at the E3 …

Nvidia GeForce

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

Journal site Xanga tries to fend off an impending shutdown with fundraising drive

It's a sad day for the old internet. Xanga — which has long tagged behind LiveJournal as a journaling platform — is running out of time: in a blog post, the team behind it said they'll be forced to shut the site down if they can't raise $60,000 by July 15th. "The status quo is no longer possible," …

In His Own Words: Why Steve Jobs Decided to Create the iPad

Despite initial criticism (albeit brief) when the iPad was first released, there can be no doubt that the device has been insanely successful – it …

Apple discontinues fourth-generation iPod touch, replaces with iSight-free 4-inch model

Late Wednesday night, Apple quietly removed the fourth-generation iPod touch from their online store, replacing it instead with a modified version of the current generation. The new model features only a few differences from the fifth-gen, but the omissions are significant.<p>The updated music player …

Watch the Call of Duty: Ghosts Trailer

Today at the #XboxReveal event, the Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer was played, releasing it to the world. The game represents a new direction for the Call of Duty franchise, which has produced a number of best-selling console titles.<p>The trailer was immediately posted online. Given that the fidelity …

Here's what we know about Xbox One games

Here's a roundup of the Xbox One games announced at the Xbox Reveal event for Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>The wait is over. Microsoft's new console is called the Xbox One, and it will be a machine that will wear many hats. But what did we learn about the games?<p>First off, Microsoft tells CNET that the Xbox …

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With Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Microsoft and Sony rekindle the war for your TV

The next generation is nearly upon us. Both Microsoft and Sony have revealed their latest gaming / entertainment consoles to the world, setting up yet another high stakes battle for your hard-earned dollars later this year. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 each represent a major leap over anything …

Stream Daft Punks’ Latest Album, ‘Random Access Memories’, FREE Through iTunes!

Heads-up, Daft Punk fans – The iTunes store is now allowing anyone who’d like the chance to stream the band’s latest album, “<i>Random Access Memories</i>“, …

EA named Worst Company in America second year in a row

After reaching the semi-finals for this year’s “Worst Company in America” poll by <i>Consumerist</i>, EA’s Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore published a …

Bank of America

Xbox 720 AMD heart tipped as backward-compatibility cut

Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox may sacrifice backward-compatibility for 360 games in favor of easier cross-platform development for Xbox and Windows PC …

Computer Hardware

Microsoft planning Xbox event for May

Microsoft had originally been planning to unveil its next-generation Xbox details at an event in April, but <i>The Verge</i> has learned that the company has pushed this back to May. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott revealed recently that Microsoft is planning an Xbox event for May 21st, and we understand …

Screen protector film lets ordinary handheld devices display 3-D content

Most smartphone users know that your shiny new device won’t stay shiny and new very long if you don’t use some sort of protection film on the screen. …

Screen Protector

Apple’s Next Two iPhones Reportedly ‘Already Designed’ Under Steve Jobs’ Supervision

Those of you that may be concerned about the future of the iPhone now that Steve Jobs is no longer at the helm may yet have something to look forward …

Where Have All The Physical QWERTYs Gone?

It’s approaching three years since I emailed and got a reply from the late Steve Jobs. The topic of my caffeine-fueled missive that sunny day in June 2010 was the industry’s move towards touch-based interfaces and, specifically, Apple’s one-size-fits-all approach regarding the iPhone’s lack of a …

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Apple wants to move all of your "content" to the iCloud, so the Touch is probably safe, but the rumors about the Classic's demise have been churning for years.<p>Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, …

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